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Event Coverage HOT ROD HILL CLIMB - Austin to Colorado and Back!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BLAKE, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. BLAKE
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    This is the second year the Kontinental crew has made the trip from Austin to Central City, CO. for the Hot Rod Hill Climb. With the Bayou Roundup in Lafayette, LA being only a couple weeks away, some guys had to stay close to get things done, so there were fewer of us this go-around making the trip up north. Reggie and Johanna Hill were in their '34 5w, Ben and Laura Thomas took their Aussie RHD '32 roadster, and Joyce and I were in the '32 tudor. Aside from a dead alternator that necessitated battery rotations Wed thru Fri and one quick flatty fuel pump swap, we made the 2100-mile round trip without issue!

    Here's my pics. The nutshell is thus:
    • WED - Austin, TX to Taos, NM
    • THURS - Taos, NM to Denver, CO for the Deluxe Speed Shop Open House, then on to Central City, CO for the event
    • FRI - Reliability Run from Golden, CO into the mountains and such... gorgeous!!
    • SAT - The Hot Rod Hill Climb!!
    • SUN - Left Colorado for overnight in Wellington, TX
    • MON - Back home!!

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  2. BLAKE
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  3. Great time, I enjoyed meeting Reggie and sitting in his 34
     
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  4. BLAKE
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  5. Thanks for the pictures, very well done as usual. 'Looks like something I need to put on the list.
     
  6. BLAKE
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  7. Malcolm
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    Great photos, Blake. Sure looks like a fun trip and a good time was had by all.
     
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  8. brjnelson
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    Very good post, Thank You.
    The one thing I noticed was on the drive back, when I got to a "normal" altitude, I felt superhuman, it had to be from the oxygen in the denser air.
     
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  9. Old-Soul
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    Fantastic photos Blake, looks like a great time.

    Maybe next year I'll make the long haul.
     
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  10. Jalopy Joker
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    very Cool - Thanks
     
  11. Looks like a perfect Hot Rod story to me.
    Ben get's the best socks award
    Thanks for posting!
     
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  12. Blues4U
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    Cool trip, thanks for sharing!
     
  13. j3harleys
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    Hope you guys had as much fun up here as we did down in Austin.
     
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  14. BLAKE
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    True, but I'm trying.

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  15. Bitchin'!
     
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  16. i.rant
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    Very cool, thanks for sharing.
     
  17. T&A Flathead
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    Haven't seen Reggie in years. Good to see him in a few pics. Thanks for sharing.
     
  18. catdad49
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    I need some socks like Tim's. Looks like a great time and a big thanks for the pix!
     
  19. Beautiful pictures! Always so clear and such great timing! Looks like a great time
     
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  20. AHotRod
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    Hey Blake !
    Can you tell me what the color/finish is on this Coupe?
    Appears to be a 'satin' finish.... the color shade I'm very interested in.
    Can you help?
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  21. BLAKE
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    Agree that it's a satin finish, but you'd have to contact Cory Taulbert for the details on the brand, color, etc. I can pass along the request...
     
  22. ENUF 41
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    Great pictures, looks like there was fun had by all
     
  23. brady1929
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  24. jim snow
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    Thanks for the photos. Snowman
     
  25. CTaulbert
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    @AHotRod - the color is 1940 Ford Mandarin Maroon. It's 2k single stage urethane with some flattener added to it.
     
  26. Legends47
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    Thanks for sharing, great trip and pictures!!
     
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  27. Awesome trip and coverage ! How many hours did the Austin to Taos leg take you ?
     
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  28. Damn, I love a road trip, especially with a great scenery along the way with a even cooler destination. Thanks for the ride along with these great pics!
     
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  29. sodbuster
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    Very cool.......Thanks for sharing your roadtrip adventures.

    Chris
     
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  30. alchemy
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    How many hot rods does Reggie have? I don't think I've ever seen him in the same car twice.
     
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